Select "New Officer" at the main menu. Choose "Create New Officer" from the new officer menu. Choose the name option and enter one of the following names. For example, for Sun Tzu, enter Sun as the last name and Tzu as the first name, so the name appears as Sun Tzu. A musical note will play, and an officer will automatically be created and given type, ability, skills, and gender. Select a birthdate, and face and everything else is done.
George Patton (Note: Put an extra space after "George".)
Sun Tzu has 90 WAR, 100 INT, 74 POL, 82 CHA, is a balanced type officer, and has 17 skills, unlike the usual 2 or 3. One of these skills is Oracle. Obviously this character is derived from the Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, author of the Art of War. It does not take long to build his abilities and other skills up. He can be a tremendous figure in your games.
Enable 1-8 Players
Using this trick, you can play with as many people as you wish, up to the usual 8, overriding the game's 1-player nature. Here's how to do it with Historical characters:
1 - Start the Scenario you'd like to start, and pick the first player's character.
2 - Start the game as you normally would. When the turn comes, press L2+R2+Select...don't hold it down, just press it.
3 - a menu will come up. Choose the first option, called ''Add Player Officer''. This will then bring up a list of every character in the current scenario. Let the 2nd player pick their character from the list.
4 - Now, you both can play. You can do this for up to 8 total playable characters!
NOTE - you do not have to hand off controllers; the 2nd controller will work just fine.
If you want to use created characters, do the same steps as above, but make sure you use ''New Officer'' if you want to play as a Ronin, or ''New Country'' if you want to play as a Liege. If both are using created characters to play as Lieges, register both under ''New Country'' first, then select them from the ''Ruler'' list, then follow the steps above.
Remove Create-a-Character Limiter
With this, you will be able to unlock the limiter on Bonus points and statistical roll minimums when you create a new character. This allows you to create stronger characters.
To do this:
-- Find and obtain ownership of all of the Items in the game. In order to make sure they are counted, they MUST be owned by one of the human-controlled characters. Just being a Liege and ruling someone with the item isn't enough; you'll have to Seize it from them in that case.
-- Find all of the various Sites in the game. Sites can only be found by Visiting certain officers in certain cities. TO increase your chances of getting a Site, Visit the Prefect of the city. You may have to do it quite a few times before you get the Visit.
You can check your progress on the main menu, under ''Sites'' and ''Items Collection''.
Once you've collected all of the Items, the limit on the number of abilities/skills that you can randomly roll is broken, so that you could potentially have 5, maybe even 10 starting abilities!
Once you've collected all of the Sites, the limit on the number of Bonus Points you can assign to a Created Character is released, and you can then be able to use up to the full 100 points. You also are able to roll higher base stats for all character types!
Select any scenario and choose a character as usual. Start the scenario then press L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 + Select during your turn. Select the "Add Player Officer" on the menu that appears. All playable characters in the current scenario will appear. Select a character for player two, then repeat to use up to eight controllable characters
When you begin a month, do not touch anything. Allow the game to idle for about ten minutes and a merchant will ask you a question about the game such as "What city can you see the great wall of China in?" (Bei Ping) or "Out of these 3 officers, which one was a tiger general for Shu?" (Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun,
Extra money with created officers:
If you want to use an officer of your own, make him/her a ruler with no followers. When the game begins, sell all of your food, then withdraw all the money you can. That will give you a boost -- when you have no fame or deeds, your wages are very low and the game will allow you to buy The Sword Of Light/Heaven and any other item that will increase your stats.